ANN: Antipathy v0.8

Ethan Furman ethan at
Fri Oct 31 02:25:30 CET 2014

has just been made compatible with Python 3!  It runs on everything from 2.4 forward, haven't testing anything prior to 

It is available for download at


Antipathy -- for those tired of ``os.path``

Tired of calling a function for every path manipulation you need to do?


     >>> path, filename = os.path.split(some_name)
     >>> basename, ext = os.path.splitext(filename)
     >>> basename = basename + '_01'
     >>> new_name = os.path.join(path, basename+ext)

wearing on your nerves?

In short, are you filled with antipathy [1] for os.path?

Then get antipathy and work with Path:

     >>> some_name = Path('/home/ethan/source/my_file.txt')
     >>> backups = Path('/home/ethan/backup/')
     >>> print some_name.path
     >>> print some_name.ext
     >>> print some_name.exists()
     True  # (well, if it happens to exist at this moment ;)
     >>> backup = backups / some_name.filename + '_01' + some_name.ext
     >>> print backup
     >>> some_name.copy(backup)

Because Path is a subclass of bytes/str/unicode, it can still be passed to other functions that expect a 
bytes/str/unicode object and work seamlessly [2].


[2] in most cases -- there are a few places that do a `type` check instead of an `isinstance` check.

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